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Grocery -Amex BCP, EDP, OBC, BCE
Gas -(in order)(Freedom or Discover at thier quarters) Citi Costco (4% CB), Citi Premier (3x TU), Ink(2x UR), Amex gold (2x MR), Amex blue (2% CB)
Clothing - Freedom during dept store quarters (5x UR), buy GC where you earn more than 1x pts (example: Saks GC at Staples using Ink for 5x pts)
Tuition - VGC purchased at Staples with Ink
Office Supplies - Ink!
Restaurant - Freedom (2016 Q3), Sapphire Preferred (especially on first Friday of month! Buy gift cards from restaurants you frequent.)
Airlines, Travel - (in order)"Amex platinum if booked directly with the airline or through amextravel.com (5x MR) Amex PRG (3x MR), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x UR), Prestige or Premier (3x TU), Sapphire Pref (2x UR)
Hotel - Ink or Sap p (2x UR), Prestige or Premier (3x TU)
Rental Car / CWD - CSP
Anything needing warranty - Amex SPG
International purchases - Any card that doesn't charge forex fee (some data on Visa vs MC vs AMEX)
Penny purchases - Chase Freedom ONLY if your grandfathered to the OLD Freedom, otherwise makes no difference.
Entertainment (Movies, Broadway shows, Concerts etc)- Citi Prestige or Premier or Forward (2x TU)
Phone,cellphone,internet - Ink (5x)
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Author Topic: Which is the best card to use? *Master Thread*  (Read 81959 times)

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Which is the best card to use? *Master Thread*
« on: May 05, 2013, 07:09:55 PM »
So after many threads with the same question asked over and over,

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=28364.0

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=28284.0

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=28237.0

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=27795.0

And so on...

Many thought it may be useful to have a Master thread where one can check if their exact case was asked yet, and if not they can ask it.

See here for overall advice - http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/23052

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Re: Which is the best card to use? *Master Thread*
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 11:16:13 AM »
Bump.

Please use this thread for all your "Which is the best card to use?" questions.

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Re: Which is the best card to use? *Master Thread*
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2013, 11:03:02 PM »
Which is the best card to use to pay for a hotel in Vegas?
Amex Plat, Starwood or SP?

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Re: Which is the best card to use? *Master Thread*
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2013, 11:03:36 PM »
Which is the best card for large tuition payments?
"להסתובב זה לא אומר להיות חופשי"

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Re: Which is the best card to use? *Master Thread*
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2013, 11:03:48 PM »
Which is the best card to use to pay for a hotel in Vegas?
Amex Plat, Starwood or SP?
SP

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Re: Which is the best card to use? *Master Thread*
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2013, 11:04:20 PM »
Which is the best card for large tuition payments?
United Club Card if you have it.

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Re: Which is the best card to use? *Master Thread*
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2013, 11:09:02 PM »
United Club Card if you have it.
How come?
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Re: Which is the best card to use? *Master Thread*
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2013, 11:14:01 PM »
How come?
1.5 points on all purchases

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Re: Which is the best card to use? *Master Thread*
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2013, 11:16:40 PM »
1.5 points on all purchases
IIRC s/o recommended Starwood. (?)
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Re: Which is the best card to use? *Master Thread*
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2013, 12:08:01 AM »
1.5 points on all purchases
sp gives you 1.7

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Re: Which is the best card to use? *Master Thread*
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2013, 12:14:35 AM »

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Re: Which is the best card to use? *Master Thread*
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2013, 12:40:48 AM »
Doesn't the amex platinum give you 3 points per dollar on travel?
the gold (prg) gives you 3x on airfare
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Re: Which is the best card to use? *Master Thread*
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2013, 01:01:05 AM »
1.07
oops your right sorry sleeping on the job
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Re: Which is the best card to use? *Master Thread*
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2013, 07:11:31 AM »
IIRC s/o recommended Starwood. (?)

Maybe before the Club card came around.

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Re: Which is the best card to use? *Master Thread*
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2013, 01:21:43 PM »
which card to use now that freedom exclusives will be ending? Dan wrote a beautiful article summing this topic up but now that the exclusives are ending its in need of an EDIT